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AI-chatting sci-fi game Event[0] set for Steam in September

Funny, strange, sometimes alarming things can occur when you chat up one of those artificial intelligence bots capable of convincingly chatting back. Look no further than Cleverbot. It's all right there in the parental-advice disclaimer: "t...   read

 
 
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You can now relive Call of Duty 2 on Xbox One

Folks have politely and sometimes not-so-politely asked the powers that be to get Call of Duty: Black Ops II playable on Xbox One. It's among the most-requested games, if not number-one. First, there was Black Ops -- it joined the backward-...   read

 
 
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Sony is bringing a wireless adapter and PlayStation Now to PC

Sony is coming out with a wireless USB adapter for the DualShock 4 this September. It's going to cost $24.99, which is what these sorts of things typically go for, and it'll let you use the controller's "every feature" on PC and Mac. If you...   read

 
 
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Alienation now has weekly challenges and new loot

Local co-op support was the big post-release addition for Alienation, but Housemarque is back with another free update for its twin-stick shooter, as well as some DLC. As of today, you'll now have Weekly Missions with "unusual rules" to tac...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's new castle map Eichenwalde is smaller than you'd think

Despite picking support classes whenever and wherever possible, I was perfectly fine waiting for Blizzard to add Ana, Overwatch's first post-release hero, to the game proper before trying her out. But that new map, Eichenwalde? Not a chance...   read

 
 
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Disgaea 2 is coming to Steam, but not until January

Typically, when I hear that an older game is being ported over to PC, I expect to see it pop up on Steam in the near future. A few weeks. Maybe a month. Hell, sometimes they're even stealth-released! The newly-announced port of Disgaea 2, t...   read

 
 
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I missed the first game, but Oceanhorn 2 has my attention

Cornfox & Bros. is turning its Oceanhorn action-adventure property into a series. The sequel, Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm, "will be built upon the same elements that were the heart and soul of the first Oceanhorn game: expl...   read

 
 
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Allison Road may still see the light of day

It's still unclear what exactly went down with Allison Road. The P.T.-inspired horror adventure game went from seeking Kickstarter funding to having a publisher in Team17, and just as things were looking their most hopeful, the project was ...   read

 
 
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It looks like Sony is making a slimmer PS4

[Update: A Wall Street Journal report backs this up, noting a possible release of the Slim in September.] Earlier today, photographs of an alleged redesigned PlayStation 4 system surfaced online, but they just depicted the box, not the unit...   read

 
 
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You can play Umbrella Corps for free on Steam this weekend (but you really shouldn't)

Curiosity has gotten the better of me. I'm among the less than 70 people on PC currently playing Umbrella Corps, Capcom's fast-crawling multiplayer-centric take on Resident Evil that saw a commercial release for some reason. That's sub-70 p...   read

 
 


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This PlayStation Network Flash Sale has some nice PS1 classics

[Art by John-Lozano on DeviantArt] Ready or not, here's another PSN Flash Sale. "Otherworldly Games"? Whatever you say, pal! I sometimes question my ability to make recommendations aside from whatever personally speaks to me, so with that i...   read

 
 
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This Prey footage brings back memories of Geist

Even after that last round details from QuakeCon, I'm feeling a little hazy on what exactly Prey will be like (or maybe -- well, probably -- I'm still just coming to terms with its deviation from the original Prey and also the dropped boun...   read

 
 
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The final update for Fez on PC and Mac is a doozy

One of these days, I need to play Fez again. It's been long enough that, aside from a couple of area themes like the "Virtual Boy red and black"-looking sewers and the Disasterpeace soundtrack, I don't really remember anything concrete abou...   read

 
 
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Natural disasters are next for Cities: Skylines

Next on the docket for Cities: Skylines is something most any simulation game could benefit from: natural disasters! Your citizens may suffer at the hands of meteorites or spreading fires, but as their omniscient mayor, you can claim innoc...   read

 
 
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No Man's Sky update improves PS4 stability

If and when you boot up No Man's Sky today on PC or PlayStation 4, you'll be greeted with an update that brings the space-adventure title to version 1.04. Today's patch "improves stability + lots more" for PS4, and "adds support for more ha...   read

 
 
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Slain: Back from Hell is coming soon to PS4

In many ways, Slain was a disappointing game at launch, but in the months since, the developers have put out enough gameplay-altering updates and fixes to warrant a relaunch. The new version, Slain: Back from Hell, is substantially better....   read

 
 
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This Overwatch short will have you sympathizing with Bastion

After watching this latest Overwatch animated short, you might not be able to look at Bastion the same way again. He can be one hell of an annoying murder-bot, but deep down, he really does mean well. Unsurprisingly, there's less, uh, talk...   read

 
 
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Review: Okhlos

If there's a game concept I'd like to see become prevalent, it's the one where you amass an army of little dudes to wail on much-bigger monsters. Pikmin. Overlord. Little King's Story. Only those three readily come to mind, and while my mem...   read

 
 
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I hope N++ fares better on Steam

The sense I get from N++ is that it has been largely overlooked despite the many fans Metanet has garnered for its precision platforming, and despite the fact that this installment is really quite good (and freakin' huge!). Was it the Pla...   read

 
 
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The Crew is getting a police-centric expansion

I first got into The Crew after its Wild Run expansion had already come out, and good lord did I get into it. I still can't fully understand or rationalize why I like this open-world racer so much aside from "racing at top speed across a m...   read

 
 
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Star Wars Battlefront's next DLC mode is a run on the Death Star

The destruction of the Death Star is well-trodden territory for Star Wars games, but that doesn't mean I'm tired of doing the iconic trench run. It's a classic! And it's where the next Star Wars Battlefront DLC will take us in September wit...   read

 
 
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Perhaps unsurprisingly, The Tomorrow Children will be free-to-play

The multiple beta tests for The Tomorrow Children have totally messed with my sense of how far along the game actually is and when it's coming out. Much sooner than I would have thought, it turns out! The PlayStation 4 game will first launc...   read

 
 
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This is one of the best Humble Indie Bundles in a while

You've probably heard of most if not all of the handsome games found in the Humble Indie Bundle 17. Some of you will have already bought and played them. You're swell. If not, boy, it's time to extend that backlog, and you too can be on the...   read

 
 
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Overwatch is getting a castle map next month

New characters are nice and all, but what I've really wanted for Overwatch is more maps. Blizzard is delivering next month with Eichenwalde, an Assault/Escort hybrid map where the attacking team will work its way through a German village a...   read

 
 
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PC players will have to sit out Titanfall 2's technical test

Ahead of an incoming multiplayer technical test for Titanfall 2, Respawn Entertainment has clarified an important detail -- why the preview build will be playable on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but not PC. According to Respawn CEO Vince Zam...   read

 
 
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